United Airlines is expanding its flights from the Portland International Jetport with six new non-stop destinations to the Midwest. The new destinations are Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh. The new flights start on May 27, 2021.
These six new destinations are in addition to the four non-stop destinations already served by United: Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and Washington Dulles.
Additionally, United announced that the weekend Denver service is being expanded to daily service is being expanded to daily service starting June 4, 2021.
“This is a transformational moment for the Jetport and for the Portland market,” said Paul Bradbury, Airport Director. “Given the pandemic and the real shift to leisure traffic, United is focusing on providing conventional non-stop options from several key markets. In the Midwest that historically would have connected through a hub. We thank United for this opportunity and for their continued commitment to Portland and the State of Maine as a destination,” he added.
“This expanded reach into the Midwest allows thousands of potential US-based travelers the opportunity to experience Maine this summer. With the absence of International and group travel, United is providing hope to all the small businesses in Maine that rely on tourism,” said Lynn Tillotson, President and CEO of VISIT PORTLAND.